Tuesday, January 29, 2008

He Signed

Finally after a longer then expected year the Warriors have announced the signing of Chris Webber. After 14 seasons him and Nellie reunited. Such a scenario was not expected by any fan.

His Take

I'm in the grouping of people who like this move. First off a general misconception along fans is the warriors run all the time and therefore Webber would not be suited for Nellieball coming off Knee Surgery and a long period without playing. However it could be said the only player that runs Nellieball to the fullest extent is Monta. Webber has been bought in to Rebound, Shoot the midrange Jumper (Which Al and biedrins don't have) and throw the outlet pass which he's successful as. When a team like the utah Jazz or the San Antonio Spurs slow down the tempo Webber provides a low post option to guard the Duncan's or the Boozer's that frankly Matt Barnes was incapable off.

His post passing as we all know with the Kings was terrific to watch. Him and Vlade Divac poccessed amazing ability to find the open man. With CWebb in, look for the big men to be throwing more top-of-the-key ally-oops, watch for the patented Chris Webber baseline behind-the-back pass, and realize that the Warriors now feature the best passing frontcourt in the entire league (Webber/Harrington/Jackson). Hell, combine that with Monta Ellis and Baron Davis, and you get the best passing STARTING 5 in the league. Chemistry will increase with Webber on the floor.

For all the grief he gets about his knee, CWebb showed (on the 76ers) that he's still perfectly capable of getting by his man. The Webber spin move (with the illegal hook) is still there. The midrange J is still solid. Webber gives us something Biedrins, O'Bryant, Crosshere, or (presently) Wright cannot give us: a consistent scoring threat on the block. Al and Chris should make this a damn entertaining rest of the year.

Webber at his finest against the Magic. Look out for a young Popovich taking over for Nellie



I also like this signing because even Biedrins has been mediocre of late despite the 26 rebounds.Austin has been a SOLID addition this year playing in the middle, but his vulnerability to "soreness" makes AB the lame horse that he isnt when he is struggling. Throwing CW in the mix will give AB some time to get back to being AB in time for the playoffs (crossing fingers).

Veteran - A few head fakes here, a pump fake there and CW can easily be a 10-16ppg/5apg stat. What CW lost in mobility can be made up by his court awareness and veteran moves and jukes.

Is it just me, or has AB been somewhat mediocre as of late? Austin has been a SOLID addition this year playing in the middle, but his vulnerability to "soreness" makes AB the lame horse that he isnt when he is struggling. Throwing CW in the mix will give AB some time to get back to being AB in time for the playoffs (crossing fingers).

A few head fakes here, a pump fake there and CW can easily be a 10-16ppg/5apg stat. What CW lost in mobility can be made up by his court awareness and veteran moves and jukes.

1 comment:

Nate Gonner said...

Huge signing for the Warriors. They need all the help they can get as the west seems to just get tighter by the day.